Luminous Glass Blown Jellyfish

Luminous Glass Blown Jellyfish


The jellyfish tank is the primary atmosphere I at all times run to when visiting an aquarium. I’m drawn to the luminous high quality of the underwater creatures’ our bodies, in addition to their inclusion in a scene that seems to want no sources of synthetic gentle. Glass artist Rick Satava was additionally captivated by these creatures within the late 80s, and after a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium he started to experiment with sculptures that mimicked the expertise of a jellyfish’s elegant glide by the water.

Satava started promoting these sculptures in 1990, and by 2002 he was crafting about 300 items of labor a month. The intense jellyfishes he creates are suspended within the glass that encompass them, but every nonetheless seems as if their tentacles are rippling by way of the water. The glass blown strategy works completely when translated to the spherical bell-like form of the jellyfish’s physique, as their pure look appears to be like like brightly blown glass.

The California-primarily based artist makes use of a method in his sculptures referred to as “glass-in-glass,” which consists of a glass sculpture being dipped right into a second, molten glass layer. You could find Sativa’s sculptures inside dozens of galleries nationally in addition to a number of areas internationally together with Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. (through My Modern Met)